Football legend Maradona laid to rest near Buenos Aires

(VOVWORLD) - Diego Maradona was buried at the Jardin de Bella Vista cemetery on the outskirts of Buenos Aires at 8pm Thursday, Buenos Aires time, (6am Friday, Hanoi time).

Football legend Maradona laid to rest near Buenos Aires - ảnh 1The coffin with the remains of late Argentine football legend Diego Armando Maradona is carried by his family and friends at the Jardin Bella Vista cemetery, in Buenos Aires (Photo: AFP via Getty Images) 

Thousands of Argentines lined the roads as the procession passed on the hour-long journey from the presidential palace in central Buenos Aires, where Maradona had laid in state during the day. Due to the sheer numbers many were unable to throw their football jerseys and flowers by Maradona's coffin and so they scrapped ferociously with heavily-armored police.

In Argentina, three days of national mourning were called for the 1986 World Cup winner. 

Football star Diego Maradona died of a heart attack aged 60 on Wednesday just two weeks after being discharged from hospital for a bleed on his brain.

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